Connect Who You Are to What You Want
Third summer session begins
Location: SUNY Oswego
Tuesday, July 5, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
Summer Open House, AM Program
This event is designed for students who are just starting their college search. In addition to an admissions presentation and student-guided campus tour, the program offers academic presentations and an opportunity to meet with representatives from Career Services, International Education (study abroad) and the Center for Experiential Learning (internships, co-ops & community based programs). Presentations regarding financial aid, residence life, dining and our first-year academic and advisement programs are also offered. Please go to www.oswego.edu/visit to register for this event.
Location: Marano Campus Center Arena, Main Concourse
Friday, July 15, 9 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs. St. John Fisher Scrimmage
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Tuesday, Aug 23, 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Women's Soccer Scrimmage vs. Utica
Location: Laker Turf Stadium
Saturday, Aug 27, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
2016 Alumni Mets Game
Gather with NYC-area alumni, family and friends for a day at the ballpark! http://bit.ly/1RKCBib
Location: Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave New York, NY 11368
Saturday, July 9, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
For more information, visit http://alumni.oswego.edu/homecoming
Wednesday, June 29, 8:37 p.m. - 8:37 p.m.
Clearly understanding the connection between your past/current skills and experiences and what your future employer will require is of utmost importance to your success.
Knowing your strengths is one thing. Knowing exactly how your strengths fit into what your future employer will demand of you is another level of understanding. Being able to articulate this in meaningful ways is the ultimate goal. You can't control the job market, but you can certainly ensure the market clearly understands the best you have to offer.
Future teachers must demonstrate strengths and competencies in a wide variety of areas. Some are common, like classroom management and effective approach to discipline. Others are certification or industry specific. For example, proficiency with lab equipment or extensive cultural competency. Optimal Resume is an outstanding online resource to build your assessment matrix - the beginning of truly understanding how everything you have done makes you a better teacher candidate. We have pre-built a sample skills assessment matrix for education majors into this system to help you get started. You'll want to "tweak" it to fit your specific situation.
Identify the skills, abilities, competencies, and personal characteristics that will be required of you. You determine the skills and abilities you need to demonstrate and build it into the grid.
Match who you are and what you have done to this metric.
In this way, you can clearly connect your education-related and life experiences to the exact skills and experiences your future administrator will need. Summer jobs, volunteer experiences, and special interests can ALL be valuable if you identify and articulate common skills between these positions and what your future demands.
An example of this grid within Optimal Resume: